July 3, 2013
Monticello is getting ready to host thousands of people for tomorrow's annual naturalization ceremony.
On Wednesday, crews were setting up chairs and sound equipment around Thomas Jefferson's iconic home, which has also been decorated for the occasion.
On Independence Day, 80 people from 38 different countries will become citizens in the ceremony.
"I think there is no more moving place to be on July 4th," said Leslie Bowman with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. "And to really understand the meaning of the holiday, and to be here at Monticello where Jefferson, who wrote those famous words that are the birth certificate of our country."
Dave Matthews is the featured speaker for the event.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
powered by Disqus